Artist's impression of the proposed Paradise Road interchange upgrades.

As work continues along Queensland’s M1 highway, the State Government has released new proposals and concept images for the final $1 billion Stage three upgrade package; proposing new bus stations and major infrastructure upgrades.

Stage two, the $750 million Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade, is in construction and includes widening the motorway, extending the South East Busway to Springwood, a new bus station and park ‘n’ ride at Rochdale and continuing the M1 cycleway.

Stage one included upgrading the M1/M3 Gateway Merge, and was completed in May 2020.

Now the design concept for the final $1 billion M1 upgrade package between Daisy Hill and Logan Motorway has been released for public comment, with proposed upgrades including:

  • Widening 10km between Daisy Hill and Logan Motorway
  • Extending the South East Busway from Springwood bus station to Mandew Street
  • Three new bus stations at Chatswood Road, Loganlea Road and Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road
  • Two new park ‘n’ ride facilities at Chatswood Road and Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road
  • Major upgrades to Paradise Road, Mandew Street, Grandis Street and Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road interchanges

$1 billion has been committed by the Australian and Queensland Governments (50:50) for the planning, business case delivery and future stages of the project.

Consultation will run from 7 to 27 November 2022.

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister, Mark Bailey, said the upgrades would reduce congestion and prevent standstills along the popular roadway.

“We know more than 27,000 trips are expected to be made between Daisy Hill and Logan each day by 2041 – without upgrades this will leave the M1 at a standstill.

“Integral to this project is the active transport improvements that are built into the design, which will see the veloway extended to 30km.

“Connecting Brisbane to the Logan Motorway via the Veloway is an important link in our vision of having a dedicated active transport corridor from Brisbane to the New South Wales border.

“This package rounds out our nearly $2 billion program of works on the M1 to the North, so I encourage local drivers and commuters alike to check out the plans and have their say.”

To get more information on the consultation drop-in sessions, view the concept designs, and provide feedback, visit, call 1800 314 763 or email

Feature Image: Artist’s impression of the proposed Paradise Road interchange upgrades. Photo: Queensland State Government.

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